Mission: To provide every child the opportunity to be parented out of love, ending the myth that a child can only respond and bond to a parent through fear-based parenting.
BCI educates and provides resources for helping children with severe acting out behaviors. Many of these children have been previously diagnosed with such disorders as reactive attachment disorder, bipolar, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, depression, and have a history of childhood trauma.
Most traditional techniques accepted amongst nationally recognized professionals in this field are fear-based and ignore or minimize the effects of childhood trauma. While some of the traditional techniques may seem to help in the short-run, in the long-run, they simply create more fear in the parent-child relationship, many times resulting in chaotic and unsafe homes.
BCI promotes a groundbreaking approach that has helped even the most difficult of family cases find stability and healing. Based on scientific research, the Beyond Consequences Model provides a simple yet powerful model for helping children with trauma histories. The Beyond Consequences Model has been shown over and over to help families find the healing that they have been looking for after years of "trying everything and nothing worked."
About Heather T. Forbes, LCSW
Heather T. Forbes, LCSW, is the co-founder and owner of the Beyond Consequences Institute. She is an internationally published author on the topics of adoptive motherhood, raising children with difficult and severe behaviors, and self-development. Forbes lectures, consults, and coaches throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe, with families and schools in crisis. She is passionate about supporting families and schools by bridging the gap between academic research and "when the rubber hits the road" solutions. Much of her experience and insight on understanding trauma, disruptive behaviors, developmental delays, and adoption-related issues comes from her direct mothering experience of her two internationally adopted children.
For more information on Heather Forbes, visit: www.beyondconsequences.com